Tarot cards are one of the too many ways to perform a divination. These cards are used to measure future outcomes, as well as evaluating the various influences that surround a person, event or thing. A technical name tarot cards reading is actually Taromancy, and happens to be the a subunit of Cartomancy (divination via cards in general).
Tarot readers are inclined to believe the future is in a way fluid. Hence, there are no absolute predictions of future events.
Instead, they place more emphasis on the various possible outcomes; also taking into cognizance the influences that are related to the issues being tackled. Many times, these the subject might not even be aware of these influences before the reading. Tarot reading arms the subject with more information so that he/she might be prepared for what lies ahead in the future.
Like so many other forms of divination. Tarot cards are tools that assist people to tap into their intuition and wisdom of the universal energy that controls the affairs of their lives. Tarot cards reading had its origins from the 14th century Europe. It is being seen not as a form of fortune telling, but more like a mirror that reflects the events that happens around people’s lives at the moment. Ranging from hidden thoughts, feelings, and truths about careers, thoughts, love, emotions….tarot reading is able to tap into them all.
A typical tarot card deck consists of 78 Tarot cards broken into a Major Arcana: (22 cards) and a Minor Arcana (56 cards).
The Major Arcana cards typically represents significant life events on a bigger scale. On the other hand, the Minor Arcana cards deal with day-to-day life. The Minor Arcana cards consists of four suits, which has a theme for each. Each of the suits is numbered one to ten, with four additional court cards: Page, Knight, Queen, and King). The four suits are named as followed:
Pentacles: these are also known as Disks or Coins. Cards in the this suit are in line with the material and physical world. They indicate money matters, career, and success, including emotional and spiritual prosperity.
Wands: Sometimes they are known as “Staffs”, the suit of Wands connotes more of spirituality. It is major tool for energy flux, growth, and fresh starts. The suit of Wands represents ideas and innovation. They are usually interwoven with one’s career and sense of purpose and direction in life.
Cups: suit of Cups is related to one’s emotions and relationships, and matters of the soul. Cups cards majorly reveal how people really feel, and how others feel about them. These cards of people’s emotional well being.
Swords: these cards are majorly associated with strife and conflict, as well as internal conflict. From loss to illness, to heartbreak, death, and death. They reveal the truths one needs to face in order to move forward. They are a representative of what the sword truly is: cutting to the heart of the matter, revealing the greatest of the mind’s greatest challenges.